And she adduces some interesting comments culled from around the blogosphere.
The one I liked the best, by someone called Fairgo, said that fast-tracking ‘shiny new graduates’ into child protection would not do anything if they haven’t got manageable caseloads and adequate resources to do the job properly.
Fairgo is absolutely spot-on. And conversely if current workers had reasonable caseloads and adequate resources then the ‘fast trackers’ wouldn’t be required.
Frontline appears to me to be a solution to the wrong problem. I predict it will gradually fade away, probably using up some scarce resources to little good effect as it does. What a pity.